Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dubai...yet again

Dubai never ceases to amaze me. I love Dubai.
The sand dunes, the BEEYOOTIFUL beaches, the flamingos, the food, the people, the malls - yes those too,...it has sooooooo much to offer. Our cousin and his wife and their cutesy pie 2.5 year old were terrific company [as always!]! The fact that we stayed at the Kempinski didn't hurt!

Dubai isn't for those who cannot have fun. Let me rephrase: Those who cannot have fun in Dubai can't have fun anywhere else. No, really. There are some folks who will run it down because they can't look beyond the plastic wrapper. Girls, if the clothes wont fit and your husband wont smile and your child wont even try the rides, don't go!!! And ofcourse if there is no interest in actually exploring everything else the place has to offer unless there is a paid guide and a fancy car that one can talk about back home..why go, right? This is a place for those who love labels...and it is also a place for those who possess them but aren't possessed by them.
This trip, we went to Abu Dhabi and the Ferrari World. My daughter who is all of 9 went twice on the world's fastest ride and wanted more! The JBR Stretch was unbelievable at night. Who can say this isn't some place in Europe? I've always loved the beaches in Dubai and this time was no different!
We saw flocks and flocks of Flamingos while driving back from the dunes. Awesome! And this was with the Dubai skyline as the backdrop!
The cherries on this cake were a visit to my friend Rati's house from where I got a breathtaking view of the Burj..and a wonderful conversation with her friends Julia and her daughter Tara...and the fabulous Burmese meal cooked by her man Friday Keshav...and our grand finale - Dinner at Jaipur [the restaurant] - cool breezes, fountains swaying in the background and a beautiful moon shining over - RATI'S BUILDING !
Did I mention that I shopped? haha...yes I did, but that was the bonus. Great trip...can't wait to go back.
You want pics? There are plenty on the www. :) ENJOY!